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New Florence community honors fallen officer

When St. Clair Township Police Officer Lloyd E. Reed Jr. drove along Ligonier Street and through the Norfolk Southern Railroad underpass to answer a call last November, no one could have known it would be his last time.  More...

LV Chamber bringing Santa to town Nov. 25

Santa Claus is coming to Light Up Ligonier.  “The North Pole has confirmed that Santa Claus will arrive in Ligonier on Friday, Nov. 25,” according to Susan Grunstra, executive director of the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce. More...

Toys for Tots donations accepted at Bulletin office

The Latrobe Bulletin is again participating in the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps League.  Bring new, unwrapped toys before Dec. 12 to the business office, which is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

General News

Early obit deadline Nov. 23-24 edition

The Latrobe Bulletin’s policy is that all obituaries must be submitted by a funeral home or cremation society, either by email lb.society@verizon.net or fax 724-537-0489.  More...

Firefighters remove steel nut stuck on child’s finger

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DC restaurant apologizes for hosting white nationalist group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular Italian restaurant in Washington issued an apology Monday, saying it unintentionally hosted a white nationalist group and the diners performed a Nazi salute while eating there.  More...

Editorial

WESTSYLVANIA

Celebrate heritage this holiday season

The evening is dark and the air is crisp, but the small group is merry as it moves along the neighborhood street. Spying a lit candle in a window, the cluster of men and women pause in front of the door and break into a holiday song.  More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony, Laurel Ballet eye 23rd-anniversary ‘The Nutcracker’

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present three performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” featuring the Laurel Ballet on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

WCT to present ‘Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas’ Friday

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present “Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas” 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Tickets are $12, $10. A VIP Meet & Greet is available for $45 (ticket included). More...

Campus Corner

Kent State freshmen

Kent State University continues “strong university enrollment by welcoming a record-setting freshman class, in terms of size, diversity, and quality based on GPA,” the Kent, Ohio, campus announced Monday.  These academically motivate More...

Focus group sessions outlined for LV Comprehensive Plan

Representatives from Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough met with planning consultants from The EADS Group Monday to discuss the next step in creating a joint Ligonier Valley Comprehensive Plan. More...

Animal cruelty charges dropped; horses returned to DT woman

Charges of animal cruelty were dropped Friday against a Derry Township woman accused of not providing proper nourishment and medical attention to five horses in her care.  Faun K. More...

Homicide trial for teen accused of killing friend moved to juvenile court

A Westmoreland County judge has ruled that the case against a Mount Pleasant boy who is accused of shooting and killing his friend while playing with a gun be moved to juvenile court. More...

Judge to consider teen’s guilty but mentally ill plea

A judge’s decision to accept a teen’s plea of guilty but mentally ill for the alleged stabbing attack of 20 of his fellow students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School most likely won’t come before the end of this year. More...

Jerry Palmer, Arnie’s younger brother, dies

Through her grief, Sandi Sarni tried to smile as she remembered growing up with her older brother, Jerry, in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Police seek driver who killed Pa. garbage hauler

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say they’re looking for a driver who struck and killed a Pennsylvania garbage truck worker then left the scene.  Police in West Lampeter Township say the worker was struck about 5:20 a.m. More...

State agencies partnering for safe, improved Thanksgiving travel

With increased traffic expected for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) today outlined measures they will take and tools available to drivers to make hol More...

Wolf vetoes bill on when to ID cops involved in deadly force

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

World News

School bus driver charged in deadly Chattanooga crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The driver of a school bus that was filled with elementary students when it crashed in Chattanooga, killing at least five children, has been arrested and faces charges including vehicular homicide.  More...

Trump’s pick for Justice Department could influence immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress’ leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those enterin More...

Trump auditions Cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump held court from his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show like the one More...

Sports

Steelers OK with going for it, not so hot on Thursday games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t think coach Mike Tomlin needs to explain himself whenever his gut tells him to bail on convention. More...

Colts’ Luck in concussion protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after complaining of concussion-like symptoms after a victory Sunday over Tennessee. More...

D’Amico helps Bearcats blow out Penn State-Fayette

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team defeated Penn State-Fayette, 101- 80, in the 2016-17 home opener Monday. Right from the start, the game was a back-and-forth contest. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries when car hits shed   State police at Indiana report no one was injured when a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Joshua Duffy, 30, of Josephine veered off the east side of Hickory Alley in Burrell Township and struck a shed at the rear More...

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